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Federal Way police looking for man they say almost shot infant

Post by Alexis Krell / The News Tribune on Oct. 30, 2012 at 6:59 pm |
October 30, 2012 7:10 pm
Dvontaveous Hoston

Federal Way police are looking for a man they say fired a handgun at his girlfriend’s apartment earlier this month, almost hitting a 1-year-old child.

Dvontaveous Hoston fired the gun Oct. 15 during an argument with another resident of the apartment, police say.

The gun, described as a “rusty chrome .38 caliber,” was not recovered.

A felony warrant for reckless endangerment and first-degree unlawful possession of a firearm was issued for Hoston’s arrest, police say.

Police consider Hoston armed and dangerous. Anyone with information about his whereabouts should not contact him, and instead should call 911, according to police.

The Seattle Times reported last year that Hoston had filed a claim against the Seattle Police Department after an officer was seen on video in 2010 kicking the then-17-year-old in the head after an alleged robbery. Hoston was acquitted of attempted robbery in that case, the Times reported.

Hoston was convicted of a felony connected to a separate 2011 firearm-related arrest, Federal Way police said.

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